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Forum: RV-12 06-18-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 628
Views: 389,755
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Ron! What kind of engine /prop...

Congratulations, Ron! What kind of engine /prop is in it?
Forum: RV-12 06-13-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 389,755
Posted By rv9builder
Looks great, Cdenora! Let us know the...

Looks great, Cdenora!

Let us know the performance numbers you see with the constant-speed prop.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By rv9builder
Sounds like a great trip, Keith! I couldn't get...

Sounds like a great trip, Keith!

I couldn't get the link to work.
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By rv9builder
Great video, Paul! Very interesting to watch. The...

Great video, Paul! Very interesting to watch. The plane looks amazing!
Forum: California 05-22-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By rv9builder
Xavier, What's an indemnity tax? Thanks,

Xavier,
What's an indemnity tax?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,217
Posted By rv9builder
I've also used a reamer for about 95% of the...

I've also used a reamer for about 95% of the holes that will receive an LP4-3 rivet. The reamer barely takes away any metal, but it's just enough to make a difference. I've found that AN-470 rivets...
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 846
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Leon!

Congratulations, Leon!
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,213
Posted By rv9builder
Great looking paint scheme, Paul! Looks fantastic!

Great looking paint scheme, Paul! Looks fantastic!
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Chris. Looks good!

Thanks, Chris. Looks good!
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,416
Posted By rv9builder
Looks nice, Chris! What kind of rattle-can paint...

Looks nice, Chris! What kind of rattle-can paint and clear epoxy did you use?

Thanks,
Forum: California 05-02-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 973
Posted By rv9builder
Incredible! When I started my project, I called...

Incredible! When I started my project, I called the Board of Equalization, and they told me it was OK to put it on my state tax return, which is what I've been doing as I order each kit.
Forum: California 04-23-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By rv9builder
Another option is to go into Fullerton instead of...

Another option is to go into Fullerton instead of John Wayne.
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Brandon, I didnít see a revised Section 7 on...

Hi Brandon,

I didnít see a revised Section 7 on the website either, but I downloaded the new Section 11, and on many of the pages, I noticed a row of rivets on the R-1201 rudder skin directly in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By rv9builder
It depends on the jig. The chord of the 7ís wing...

It depends on the jig. The chord of the 7ís wing is wider than the 9ís, so the jig might have to be a little higher to accommodate the extra width. The 9's wing is longer than the 7ís wing, so you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By rv9builder
Have you considered hanging the wings from the...

Have you considered hanging the wings from the ceiling in your garage?
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,639
Posted By rv9builder
I had the same question about the parts in the...

I had the same question about the parts in the pre-built fuselage center section. Tech support told me the anodized parts were OK to use in the condition we received them.

Having read Section 5, I...
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,912
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Ben and Jim. I appreciate your...

Thanks, Ben and Jim. I appreciate your suggestions!
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,912
Posted By rv9builder
Removing rivet stems

Has anyone found an easy way to remove the rivet stems after drilling out the rivets for the service bulletin? Amazon.com has several magnetic pickup tools that look like they might be helpful. Has...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-14-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By rv9builder
Van built an RV-12 from an early kit and licensed...

Van built an RV-12 from an early kit and licensed it E/AB, but it is powered by a Rotax. You can read about it in several of the archived issues of the RVator on Van's website. The completed plane is...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,912
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Rich, Yes, Iíve heard of it being a problem...

Hi Rich,

Yes, Iíve heard of it being a problem with some PA-28s. Hereís a very sad news story and a video that shows how badly aluminum and steel corrosion can...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 565
Posted By rv9builder
Sections 31B and 42F on my CD aren't searchable...

Sections 31B and 42F on my CD aren't searchable either.
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,912
Posted By rv9builder
Tom, Read post #1, 2 and 4 in this thread. I...

Tom,

Read post #1, 2 and 4 in this thread. I think it will answer your question.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157967
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By rv9builder
Itís not a service bulletin. F-01204J is one of...

Itís not a service bulletin. F-01204J is one of the parts used in the center section of the new iS fuselage. This particular part isn't found in the original RV-12 fuselage.

F-01204J is a part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the info! Mark

Thanks for the info!

Mark
Forum: RV-12 03-25-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the heads-up!

Thanks for the heads-up!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By rv9builder
Noise-Cancelling Headphones for the Shop

Has anyone used wireless noise-cancelling headphones to listen to music in the shop? Did they block out background sounds from compressors, drills, and die grinders?

On the other hand, maybe not...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By rv9builder
Most of them are left open, but not all. See post...

Most of them are left open, but not all. See post 16 of this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=158293
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,900
Posted By rv9builder
I had the same problem in Southern California...

I had the same problem in Southern California when I built my workbench a few years ago. The wood I found at a lumber yard was better than the stuff at the big-box stores, but it still wasn't very...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By rv9builder
I was referring to builders who are ordering a...

I was referring to builders who are ordering a fuselage for the first time, not someone who already has the original fuselage.

I agree that if you already have the original fuselage and you're now...
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,280
Posted By rv9builder
I've wondered about that myself. Obviously, a new...

I've wondered about that myself. Obviously, a new fuselage with a 912 iS is an RV-12 iS, but what do you call an RV-12 iS fuselage with a 912 ULS engine?

Pretty small problem in the scheme of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By rv9builder
AN bolt question

Is there a limit to the number of times an AN bolt (especially an AN-3) can be re-torqued and reused? Is there a way to tell if an AN bolt (that hasn't snapped into two pieces) has ever been...
Forum: RV-12 03-09-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By rv9builder
Brendan, Check out this thread, especially post...

Brendan,

Check out this thread, especially post #5 and 7. Scott explains how to determine the correct length for LP4 rivets.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=117049
Forum: RV-12 03-08-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 695
Posted By rv9builder
From Van's online catalog: Fuel Pump RV-12...

From Van's online catalog:

Fuel Pump RV-12 ONLY
Part Number = ES 40105
Price = $44.00
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,431
Posted By rv9builder
Yes, Vanís considered a fixed-pitch prop during...

Yes, Vanís considered a fixed-pitch prop during RV-12 development. If I remember correctly, they decided to go with an adjustable prop so builders can fine-tune the prop to their specifications. If...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 29,997
Posted By rv9builder
Looks great! Very nice color and scheme!

Looks great! Very nice color and scheme!
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,925
Posted By rv9builder
Not a big deal either way, but Iíd leave all the...

Not a big deal either way, but Iíd leave all the RV-12s in the same forum. Looking at the entire airplane, not just the fuselage, there are a lot of parts in common between the two models. To me,...
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,925
Posted By rv9builder
Interesting observation, David. I studied page...

Interesting observation, David. I studied page 23iS/U07 and 23iS/U10 and they donít seem to be saying the same thing. On page 10, it definitely looks like you shouldnít rivet those holes. However, on...
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-26-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,462
Posted By rv9builder
Did you notice a big difference in the end result...

Did you notice a big difference in the end result with the cyclo vs. California Custom?
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,789
Posted By rv9builder
I built mine per the plans. I also thought it...

I built mine per the plans. I also thought it seemed a little unusual to have the flanges facing different directions, but I figured the designer had a good reason for doing it that way. Anybody know...
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,789
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Steve!

Thanks, Steve!
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,789
Posted By rv9builder
Looks good! I haven't received my SB-18-02-02...

Looks good! I haven't received my SB-18-02-02 parts yet. Do the HS-01231C Stabilator Hinge Gussets just go on top of the stabilator, as seen in the photo, or are there two additional gussets on the...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,912
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Scott, You are correct that S.B. 18-02-03...

Hi Scott,

You are correct that S.B. 18-02-03 says you only need to install the HS-1226A and HS-1226B doublers if cracks are found. But since weíre taking apart the anti-servo tabs anyway to install...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Bob, My longerons were pre-bent, but not...

Hi Bob,

My longerons were pre-bent, but not pre-twisted. They are curved, but lie flat, so I'll have to do steps 2 and 3. I was disappointed they weren't pre-twisted, too!
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 29,997
Posted By rv9builder
Very niceógreat color!

Very niceógreat color!
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,572
Posted By rv9builder
If Iím reading the service bulletin correctly,...

If Iím reading the service bulletin correctly, itís interesting that doublers are only required if the AST skin is cracked. If the skin isnít cracked, it looks like the HS-1230 replacement ribs will...
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By rv9builder
It is important if you're building an iS...

It is important if you're building an iS fuselage. The hole is where the fuel drain goes. My guess is that they will have some sort of retrofit kit to add an inspection hole and cover to Generation 1...
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for posting. Looks good!

Thanks for posting. Looks good!
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,559
Posted By rv9builder
I wonder how much weight the top tiedown(s) can...

I wonder how much weight the top tiedown(s) can support?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,624
Posted By rv9builder
It is if the plane is an SLSA.

It is if the plane is an SLSA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By rv9builder
Kitplanes magazine ran an article last June that...

Kitplanes magazine ran an article last June that said the fine print on the Bonderite container labels says ďBonderite C-IC 33 Aero Acid Deoxidizer is known as AlumiPrep 33,Ē and ďBonderite M-CR...
Forum: RV-12 01-30-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,367
Posted By rv9builder
Take a look at pages 29iS/U-10 and 11 from the...

Take a look at pages 29iS/U-10 and 11 from the RV-12iS fuselage plans. They show how and where the egress handle attaches to the upper forward fuselage skin. It isnít complicated, but youíll have to...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,802
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Mike!

Thanks, Mike!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,856
Posted By rv9builder
I've used it. It doesn't stick like a 2-part...

I've used it. It doesn't stick like a 2-part epoxy, but it seems to work OK. Next time I need to prime some parts, I may use it again, or I might try SEM rattle can primer.
Forum: RV-12 01-25-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,802
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for posting the link, David! Looks like a...

Thanks for posting the link, David! Looks like a great tip. Is there a place on Van's website where videos like this are posted?
Forum: RV-12 01-22-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,662
Posted By rv9builder
Lane Community College Aviation Academy has an...

Lane Community College Aviation Academy has an RV-12. Synergy Air, where they make the ELSA RV-12s is also in Eugene.
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,271
Posted By rv9builder
Don, I assume you're selling the one you built....

Don, I assume you're selling the one you built. Don't you want to fly it before you sell it? There also might be more interest in it if it was out of Phase I.
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,575
Posted By rv9builder
Nice chart, Carl! It all seems so simple when you...

Nice chart, Carl! It all seems so simple when you see it organized like that. Proof that a picture is worth a thousand words!
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By rv9builder
Has anybody tried 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive or...

Has anybody tried 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive or something similar?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-16-7-oz-Super-77-Spray-Adhesive-77-24VOC30/301619194#product_description
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,964
Posted By rv9builder
Maybe say "larger interior"? I like what you...

Maybe say "larger interior"?

I like what you didóvery clever!
Forum: RV-12 12-11-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,851
Posted By rv9builder
Is there enough room to remove it with an angle...

Is there enough room to remove it with an angle drill and a very short bit?

Plan B: If you put the manufactured head aft, could you carefully bend the baggage floors down to provide enough room for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,384
Posted By rv9builder
When I do the initial kit inventory, I usually...

When I do the initial kit inventory, I usually write what's inside the brown paper bags on the outside of the bag before I staple them shut again.

After I open the small clear bags and use a few...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,508
Posted By rv9builder
So sorry this happened. Now I understand why you...

So sorry this happened. Now I understand why you were saying in another thread that you only use 100LL. I wonder if the mogas we have in California is barely up to Rotax minimums. Here in the LA...
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